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Free download The Star Machine 105 Free download ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ê Jeanine Basinger characters The Star Machine Dazzling cast of others She anatomizes their careers showing how their fame happened and what happened to them as a result Deeply engrossing full of energy wit and wisdom The Star Machine is destined to become an classic of the film canon From the Trade Paperback editio. Wow Cannot believe I made it to the end of this book Okay so that s a lie I actually skimmed the last 50 or so pages because I just couldn t take it any I loved the vignettes about different actors but throughout the book I felt a bit lost I wish the author had outlined the very specific steps of the star machine process from the beginning I think she did but her further chapters were so extensive I never found them to recall and support her main thesis And what s the big deal about the star machine Why should we careI suppose that is what the final 50 pages were about how the star machine is dead and the new Hollywood is totally different Pages go by listing the modern stars and how they would fit the certain types of the old Hollywood but why work so hard to try to justify them like this Perhaps a definitive date should have been given or a timeline of when the star machine developed and why and when its effectiveness and use ended in common Hollywood practice I also thought it would have been effective to have a few additional Annex pages other than a simple Index that drew connections between the different studios actors producers and films It all just got SO immensely confusingand I m a film buffOverall I was REALLY looking forward to diving into this book I had it on my shelf for ages and I finally go to it just recently Unfortunately it was a bit of a disappointment Fun anecdotes but not a lot of cohesion

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Free download The Star Machine 105 Free download ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ê Jeanine Basinger characters The Star Machine From one of our most distinguished film scholars comes a rich penetrating amusing book about the golden age of movies and how the studios worked to manufacture starsWith revelatory insights and delightful asides Jeanine Basinger shows us how the studio “star machine”. Actually I think the NYT review of this is rather snide But no matter Basinger is by far my favorite film historian and she hits this one out of the park shedding light on the studio process of manufacturing stars that I d never considered She also uses the star system construct to bring some performers who probably will never rate a full blown biography back into the spotlight like Irene Dunne Jean Arthur Van Johnson and Loretta YoungBasinger writes in a confiding and upbeat way drawing you in to her conclusions even as she flatly asserts that others have got it wrong I could not agree with her assessment and Mick Lasalle s that Norma Shearer is unfairly forgotten today Shearer s type has fallen out of favor and doesn t translate well to modern audiences but Shearer herself was very gifted Basinger and I part company on Betty Hutton whom I consider mostly to be a migraine on the hoofI find it rather alarming that in Basinger s assessment so many stars are completely unknown to younger audiences but she d know as a film studies professorI d give this one 10 stars if they were available Not just a must read but a must own EinFach Englisch Textausgaben Textausgaben für die Schulpraxis Echoes of the Empire The Mixed Voices of a Colonial Past 20th Century English Short Story you in to her conclusions even as she flatly asserts that others have got it wrong I could not agree with her assessment and Mick Lasalle s that Norma Shearer is unfairly forgotten today Shearer s type has fallen out of favor and doesn t translate well to modern audiences but Shearer herself was very gifted Basinger and I part company on Betty Hutton whom I consider mostly to be a migraine on the hoofI find it rather alarming that in Basinger s assessment so many stars are completely unknown to The Archetype of Initiation younger audiences but she d know as a film studies professorI d give this one 10 stars if they were available Not just a must read but a must own

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Free download The Star Machine 105 Free download ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ê Jeanine Basinger characters The Star Machine Worked when it worked how it failed when it didn't and how irrelevant it could sometimes be She gives us case studies focusing on big stars groomed into the system the “awesomely beautiful” and disillusioned Tyrone Power; the seductive disobedient Lana Turner; and a. Old Hollywood was a terrible place to be in the business of being a movie star The studios were in charge of your look your personal life your image your everything Players had no private life and the studio could make you or break you on a whim This book explores that world and traces the lives of several stars character actors oddities and second leadsand how they made it or faded away when the studio was done with themWe learn for example how a man who was truly ugly and a ham besides became so popular Wallace Beery how the girl with the odd voice and who was not beautiful became a star Jean Arthur and why Betty Hutton was tossed aside as the public s taste changed All the great players are here and their story is not particularly pretty It makes one wonder why anyone would want to be a star in that dog eat dog world A very interesting and informative book which holds a few surprises and makes us look at the studios in a different light Recommended for the film buff


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    [The Star Machine] E–pub ò Jeanine Basinger Actually I think the NYT review of this is rather snide But no matter Basinger is by far my favorite film historian and she hits this one out of the park shedding light on the studio process of manufacturing stars that I'd never considered She also uses the star system construct to bring some performers who proba

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    characters The Star Machine [The Star Machine] E–pub ò Jeanine Basinger Jeanine Basinger ê 5 Free download The idea of a star being born is bushwah A star is created carefully and coldbloodedly built up from nothing from nobodyAge beauty talent least of all talent has nothing to do with itWe could make silk purses out of sow's ears every day in the weekDuring the Golden Age of movies the studio system controlled and manufactured the lives of their actors having final say over everything from haircuts to spouses and covering up the s

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    [The Star Machine] E–pub ò Jeanine Basinger Basinger is a well known movie historian and this is one of her most enjoyable works Her knowledge is of course formidable but so is her passion and the combination works wonders This book is mostly an analysis of how the studio system created stars during it's golden age and it describes the manufacturing of gods and goddesses for the big screen with a wealth of details that is astounding and illuminating Basinger is at her bes

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    [The Star Machine] E–pub ò Jeanine Basinger I thoroughly enjoyed the content as well as the structure of this book I think I partly liked it so much because she articulates the ualities of classic Hollywood that I love most which I may have otherwise had a hard time verbalizing It was a uick read at over 500 pages Some film literature can be too elementary or too scholarly in a pretentious kind of way but I found this to be perfectly sharp and digestible

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  • The Star Machine
  • Jeanine Basinger
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  • 15 November 2019
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